Charlie Hebdo/2015 shooting/next issue
The issue of Charlie Hebdo which immediately followed the 2015 attack was captioned "tout est pardonné" (all is forgiven) and featured a cartoon of Muhammad holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" (a reference to a popular hashtag expressing sympathy for the magazine and opposition to the attack).
The cartoon was clearly intended to accomplish two things:
- accept the apologies and sympathy of the moderate Muslim majority
- assert once again that religious law or belief does not supercede free speech or secular law
While some Muslims inevitably took offense at the depiction of Muhammad, this can only be justified on the basis of Islamist ideology, i.e. that Islamic law should prevail over secular social and legal rules.
- 2015-01-20 [L..T] Charlie Hebdo launches app version featuring prophet Muhammed cover "A new app for French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been released for iOS, Android and Windows devices, letting readers worldwide get hold of a copy without queueing at newsagents. [..] The app is illustrated with the current cover, a cartoon of the prophet Muhammed, in a change from the norm for Apple's notoriously censorious App Store which has previous banned satirical and controversial apps."
- 2015-01-17 [L..T] Charlie Hebdo's cover rejected by Muslim world "Many Muslims have expressed disgust at the deadly assault on the magazine's Paris office by Islamic extremists who killed 12 people. However many also remain deeply offended by the magazine's record of publishing cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad. Those passions were further inflamed this week when the magazine's first issue following the attack carried a cover cartoon depicting Muhammad holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign."
- 2015-01-15 [L..T] The Criticism Of The New Charlie Hebdo Cover Explained "This week's front page is a lot less defiant, if it is defiant at all, when compared to the caricatures previously published by the satirical newspaper. So how can these reactions be explained? HuffPost asked religious anthropologist and psychoanalyst Malek Chebel, author of the book L'Inconscient De L'Islam (The Unconscious of Islam)."
- 2015-01-13 [L..T] Charlie Hebdo Cover Features Muhammad on Post-Attack Issue "Now the often-caustic publication, faced with the challenge of reconciling its new status as a cause célèbre with its reflex to mock, ridicule and offend, is putting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of what is likely to be their most-read issue ever."